Gina K. Designs June Release: Baby Stamp Sets + Graceful Greenery

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Good morning Gina K. fans! Today is the second day of the Gina K. Designs blog hop, and the team is showcasing cards designed with TWO new stamp sets I designed- Baby Boy and Baby Girl. I designed these stamps because I realized I didn’t have any entirely baby theme stamp sets. One set is boy themed, and the other set is girl themed, but both stamp sets are fairly gender neutral and can be mixed and matched.

I am pretty busy these days with my baby (he’s already 9 1/2 months!), so I decided to make some quick cards with heat embossing and watercolor. These are some of my favorite cards to make, because the process of watercoloring them is so relaxing.

This little card duo was super simple to create. A little snip on the side of the heart and it nestles nicely on the side of the card base. Simple scoring at every quarter inch adds interest and dimension, preventing the heart from looking lost.

For these cards, I heat embossed the greetings on watercolor card stock with Gina K. Designs Champagne embossing powder. I forgot how difficult it is to heat emboss on watercolor paper, let alone the rough texture of the brand of paper I used. I would recommend using a cheaper watercolor card stock, like Canson XL. The texture is smoother than Arches. (Although the texture of the Arches paper is GORGEOUS with watercolor.)

This greeting is from my “Baby Girl” set, but it can be used for baby boys as well by simply changing up the colors!

One of my favorite pattern techniques to do with watercolor is this wavy stripe. It’s so exciting to see the colors do their thing. This greeting is so large that it covers the entire front with very little work to be done.

This is the same greeting in a little different style. A little scoring and a die cut popped up adds dimension and variety.

I literally just said that I would never make a shaker card. Yet, here is a shaker card. I LOVE this card. In real life, it is just so much fun. I didn’t have any acetate, but I did have this vellum that ended up working so well. I love the frosted look I got with it. I heat embossed the greeting with white and filled the card with confetti and jewels.

I feel like this card doesn’t match the rest because it is so dark, but I love the navy look with the ‘stars’. I used Payne’s Grey and Black watercolor to make this night sky look, and I splattered the card with Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof White. The scattered iridescent jewels add such a fun sparkle to the card.

This chunky greeting is one of my favorites. I love the font and size variation. Also, this green is amazing.

This greeting is actually my favorite. When I designed it, I was worried that people wouldn’t understand what it means, but I loved it so much. I first saw this phrase at Barnes and Noble a couple years ago and fell in love with it. It’s referring to when you first have a baby and are in the ‘baby moon’ phase like newlyweds are in a honeymoon stage. Only the baby moon stage involves crying (from baby + mom), no sleep, and lots of diapers! Ha. I love it. Glad that stage is over. Bring on the toddler stage!

For this card, I paired the large tree stamp with the “little adventure” greeting. I love how the little images can be paired with the greetings to look almost like a store bought card. For the watercolor, I wet the entire piece of card stock and brushed paint in stripes, which let the paint bleed in a soft look.

Here are a few recent pictures of the inspiration for my baby stamp sets. โค๏ธ

Thank you so much for stopping by! Keep hopping along the blog hop to see more inspiration with these sets! There are some absolutely beautiful cards.

Next up on the hop is Hannah with her brand new stamp set, Graceful Greenery. This new set is one of my absolute favorites that she’s created. It is absolutely stunning! Go check it out.

Make sure to comment on the blog posts to be entered in a chance to win a $50 gift card to Gina’s online shop.

Have a beautiful day!

Emily โค๏ธ

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    1. I love all your beautiful cards & your creation of this set. I totally get the “Baby moon”, being so in love with my daughter 43 years ago today. Yep it is her birthday. She’s our third, after two boys! We are so blessed! Your little guy is adorable, enjoying his summer!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

  1. I canโ€™t wait to receive my baby set! My daughter is pregnant right now and I love these. They are not the typical baby rattle, crib baby cards, which makes them truly special! Beautiful work!

  2. Sweet baby – miss those days – grandkids are all grown except for one 10 year old – your card creations are lovely – love the backgrounds very much and this stamp sentiment – TFS

  3. Wow so many beautiful cards! I really love the black and blue sparkly card! So many nice sayings in these beautiful new sets! ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Love your cards, you have great inspiration in that little boy. I also have a little grandson. He turned one year old in May and with the virus and being they live so far away, I could only see him on screen. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love these sets and the clean look of all your cards. The embossed sentiments look do good against the watercolor. My fav are your stripes!

  6. Wow, I thought these sets were cute at the release party but not ones I would use. After seeing your finished projects i am impressed with how much more versatile they are. Thanks for all the inspiration and beautiful design work.

  7. Love all of your gorgeous watercoloured cards! Your new stamp sets can be used in so many ways. Your baby is adorable!

  8. Your little guy is so cute!!! What adorable inspiration!
    Love your cards. Your fabulous backgrounds show off the images and sentiments so well.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. These cards are so beautiful and show of your fabulous sets so well. I love how you can easily show of a beautiful quick technique and make something that can be treasured.

  10. First things first. You baby boy is adorable!!! Perfect inspiration for sure! Love all your cards. You are very talented!! This is a really great release!

  11. I love how the sentiments take center stage on all of your cards- gorgeous watercoloring! What a precious little boy you have!

  12. I just love your new sets, my nephew and his wife are expecting in November so these sets are perfect timing. Your little guy is adorable!

  13. Absolutely lovely cards! Always love the watercoloring and your inspiration is way awesome! Darling little one. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Your inspiration…..precious little gift!!! I love the textures, but the vellum was so soft and stole my heart. Beautiful!

  15. Hello Emily,
    What a blessing your handsome baby boy is, he’s such a cutie.
    I love your new stamp sets. I have a new Granddaughter who is 3 months old. What beautiful sentiments your stamp set has.
    Your cards are gorgeous. I can’t wait to use these great stamps.
    God bless you and your beautiful family ๐Ÿ™

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